At the end of hostilities in 1982 several thousand landmines were left in the Falkland Islands. Initially, UK Forces made considerable efforts to locate and clear the mines and booby traps. Unfortunately, the efforts were costly. Three soldiers suffered serious injury within the first few weeks of clearance and two others were injured in 1983. […] Read more...
The United Kingdom Overseas Territory Association at 150 Strand, London, WC2R 1JA (“us” “we” or “our” for short) is committed to protecting the privacy of users of our website at www.ukota.org (the “Website”).
What Information Do We Collect?
a. Website use information – our Website utilises a standard technology called “cookies” (see explanation below, “What are Cookies?”) and web server logs to collect information about how our Website is used. Information gathered through cookies and Web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Website, and the websites visited just before and just after our Website (“Website Use Information”).
How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?
We use your Information for the purposes of promoting Gibraltar as a tourist destination, providing you with information about Gibraltar, responding to queries submitted via our Website and making available other services to our users.
Occasionally, we may also use your Personal Information to e-mail you about important changes to our Website and new services we think you will find valuable. Please note that this will only be done if you have ‘opted in’ to receive email communication at the point of registration. You may notify us at any time if you do not wish to receive these offers by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org stating ‘UNSUBSCRIBE’ in the subject field.
We may also disclose your Information to third parties where we are required to do so by law or where it is necessary for the purpose of, or in connection with, legal proceedings or in order to exercise or defend legal rights.
What Are Cookies?
A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website, that site’s computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. You may refuse to accept cookies by changing the setting on your browser so that it will not accept cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain current or future parts of our Website. For more information about cookies including how to set your Internet browser to reject cookies please go to www.allaboutcookies.org.
How Do We Use Website Use Information?
Protecting Your Information
How Can You Access and Correct Your Information?
What About Other Websites Linked to Our Website?
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. So, whilst we will do our best to protect your Information, we cannot ensure the security of your data transmitted to our Website. Any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your Information we will use strict procedures and security features to prevent unauthorised access.